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Glaucoma Awareness Month

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Dr. Mildred Olivier- Prevent Blindness and Mr. David Wright, CEO of the International Glaucoma Association

SPECIAL GUEST: Mildred M.G. Olivier, M.D., is an Associate Clinical Professor at Midwestern University and Associate Professor at John H. Stroger, Jr., Hospital at Cook County and at Olympia Fields Osteopathic Hospital. She is the CEO and founder of the Midwest Glaucoma Center, P.C. She is a veteran of regular medical missions to Haiti since 1993. Dr. Olivier served on the board and led the scientific committee of Prevent Blindness America. She is a president of the Chicago Glaucoma Society. http://www.midwestglaucoma.com/

Founded in 1908, Prevent Blindness America is the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight. Focused on promoting a continuum of vision care, Prevent Blindness America touches the lives of millions of people each year. http://www.preventblindness.org/

SPECIAL GUEST: Starting as a volunteer and then an employee 25 years ago, David Wright became the Chief Executive of the International Glaucoma Association (IGA) in 2000. His main interests in glaucoma are compliance, patient education and public awareness.

The International Glaucoma Association is the charity for people with glaucoma, with the mission to raise awareness of glaucoma, promote research related to early diagnosis and treatment and to provide support to patients and all those who care for them. Set up in 1974, the IGA is the leading charity in the UK solely dedicated to fighting glaucoma and is widely recognized as an authority on the disease. http://www.glaucoma-association.com